Monthly Archives: December 2009

2009 Reading Wrap-Up

I always find it interesting to break my reading down by genres – it gives me a good big picture view of what my year of reading was like. 2009 could be summed up as “Outlander series” + “Stephanie Plum” … Continue reading

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Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Ashes Author: Cassandra Clare Genre: YA urban fantasy Publisher: Simon Pulse Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library. First line: The formidable glass-and-steel structure rose from its position on Front Street … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays & It’s Tuesday, Where Are You? – December 29, 2009

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare Then the night sky seemed to crack open like a glass and pouring through the shards came a horde of dark shapes, humped and twisted, gnarled and faceless, howling out a silent scream that … Continue reading

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Found in the pages of Bookmarks Magazine, January/February 2010 issue

As part of my Christmas present, Michelle renewed my subscription to Bookmarks Magazine, which I love. I’ve already received the first issue of the new year, and have added the following titles to my to-read list: Shadow Tag by Louise … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Extract

The creator of Office Space, writer-director Mike Judge, moves from cubicles to the assembly line with Extract – his outrageous return to workplace comedy, featuring a hilarious ensemble cast of quirky characters. About to sell his successful flavor extract company, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go Author: Patrick Ness Genre: YA science fiction Publisher: Candlewick Press Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy that was a gift from Vasilly First line: The first thing you find out … Continue reading

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Mary’s Song

Blue homespun and the bend of my breast keep warm this small hot star fallen to my arms. (Rest…You who have had so far to come.) Now nearness satisfies the body of God sweetly. Quiet He lies whose vigor hurled … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

I know I’ve been flooding you with new posts while we’ve been on Christmas break from homeschooling, but I promise you’ll get a bit of a break (other than my favorite Christmas poem I scheduled for this evening) for the … Continue reading

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